Mike Wicks is the Wall Street Journal, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling co-author of Tom Golisano’s Built Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire’s No-Nonsense Guide For Entrepreneurs. It was a number one bestselling business book at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Mike also ghosted Golisano’s autobiography; The Italian Kid Did It (permission granted to list this), which Harper Collins published in 2021. He recently ghosted a book focused on the future of work and careers, which became a top ten Wall Street Journal bestseller. In 2021, he ghosted Building Trust: Exceptional Leadership in an Uncertain World (permission granted), published by Forefront Books. In 2021-2022, Mike wrote a series of three books aimed at helping dentists buy, sell, and start dental practices. Over the past twenty years, he has written more than 26 books, including Fire From the Sky: A Diary Over Japan, which was awarded a silver medal for the best military memoir by the Military Writer’s Society of America.
Specializing in business, business memoirs, and self-help/personal growth, he is the author of How Not to Sell and How Not to Manage People published by Harper Collins Leadership (August 2020). His clients include many highly successful businesspeople across North America. Mike has written over 1,000 business articles, developed several major business programs, and lectured extensively on entrepreneurship. Mike especially enjoys working on “big idea” books that can make a difference in the world.
He also likes to work in the personal growth genre on books dealing with mindfulness, meditation, loss, grief, and depression.
Currently: Ghostwriting, authoring several books and publishing two business eNewsletters (The Leading Edge and Business Essentials). For examples of Mike’s work, visit www.mpwicks.com and www.betterbusinesscontent.com.
To contact me: E: email@example.com Tel: 250.704.6686
Located In: The Pacific Northwest
Specialties: Business books; business memoirs; books on personal growth dealing with mindfulness, meditation, loss, grief, and depression.
Years of Experience: 22+
Memberships: Association of Ghostwriters
Honors: Winner of The Military Writer’s Association of America 2005 Silver Medal for Best Military Memoir.
Books (Print - only books with author’s permission to list are included below): The Simple Guide to Selling Your Dental Practice for More Money, Manfred Purtzki, Blue Beetle Books, 2021; The Simple Guide to Buying a Dental Practice and Getting a Great Deal, Manfred Purtzki, Blue Beetle Books, 2022; The Simple Guide to Starting a Dental Practice and Getting it Right the First Time, Manfred Purtzki, Blue Beetle Books, 2023; Building Trust: Exceptional Leadership in an Uncertain World, Darryl Stickel, Forefront Books, 2021; How Not to Sell, Mike Wicks, Harper Collins Leadership, 2020; How Not to Manage People, Mike Wicks, Harper Collins Leadership, 2020; Built Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire’s No-Nonsense Guide For Entrepreneurs, Tom Golisano and Mike Wicks, Harper Collins; The Italian Kid Did It, Tom Golisano, Harper Collins (2021); Professional Corporations: The Secret to Success – Medical Edition, Tim Paziuk, 2019; Professional Corporations: The Secret to Success – Dentist’s Edition, Tim Paziuk, 2019; City of Langford, Mike Wicks, 2018; Shaping the Capital Region Over 50 Years, 2017; Business Succession Planning: An Owner’s Workbook (Enterprise Saskatchewan 2013); Building Vancouver Island for 100 Years (September 2012); The Financial Navigator: How to Keep More of What You Earn (October 2011); The City of Langford: Live the Lifestyle (September 2011); Professional Corporations: The Secret to Success (2004, New Ed. 2011); Fire From the Sky: A Diary Over Japan (2005); The Promise Fulfilled (2000).
Books (Electronic): Crowdfunding: An Introduction (2013), Winning Government Business (2013), An Introduction to Social Media for Small Business (2013), Starting a Business 101 (2013), Succession Planning 101 (2013).
Magazines and Newspapers: WestShore Magazine, Douglas Magazine, YAM Magazine, SALT Magazine, Museum Development, Arabella Magazine, Adventures NW Magazine, Business Examiner (Newspaper), Times Colonist (Newspaper), Valley Times (Newspaper), Business Vancouver Island.
Mike has over 45-years’ of experience in the book publishing industry and has worked, in various capacities, at several major houses, including Random House, Hodder and Stoughton (Hachette), and Chambers Harrap Publishers.